Thursday, February 3, 2011
It's really hard to separate the writing quality from the entertainment value in humor. If humor writing is done well, it's entertaining, which I don't think is always the case with other genres. Anyway, my point is that this book is flat out hilarious, which makes it, in my mind, both well written and entertaining. It's humor, so don't expect any deep, life altering revelations, but if you need a laugh this is the one to pick. If you haven't read anything by Notaro before, I suggest you start with The Idiot Girl's Action Adventure Club or Autobiography of a Fat Bride, both of which give a better introduction to the author. My favorite by the author has been We Thought You Would Be Prettier, which is about her experiences on a book tour, but I still think reading the other two first is the best idea.
Posted by Julie G at 12:41 PM